Christopher Marrows is Professor of Condensed Matter Physics at the University of Leeds. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Leeds in 1997, where he was a Research Fellow of the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 at the same institution from 1998 to 2000. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics and a Senior Member of the IEEE. He gave the 2011 Wohlfarth Lecture in recognition of his work on nanomagnetism. His current research interests include many aspects of nanomagnetism and spintronics, with the general theme of emergent properties of condensed-matter systems, including emergent quasiparticles such as magnetic monopoles and skyrmions.